First Read

* Should BP nuke the leak? Scary that this an option.

* Global PE fundraising nearly dies in second quarter.

* Email marketing meets social media and kicks its ass.

* VC-backed IPOs survived and rebounded in second quarter.

 * The flying car is here! But wait, it costs $195,000…

 * Bids are in for Newsweek but where is PE?

* Seven banks that could be first on the block. But what about the other 700 problem banks?

* It’s Friday so check out Woot’s rap video celebrating its sale to Amazon. Go monkey!

 Happy Fourth of July everyone. Dan is back next week.